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Table 2 Eligibility criteria

From: Relationship between the changes over time of bone mass and muscle health in children and adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis

  Inclusion criteria Exclusion criteria
Design/type of study Longitudinal follow-up (with at least two evaluations) including retrospective cohort Animal studies
Genetic studies
Study protocol
Participants Both men and women
No age restriction
No restriction regarding ethnicity
Population suffering from a specific pathology
Population benefiting of a treatment influencing muscle/bone status
Population presenting a particular clinical condition
Population benefiting from a preventive or therapeutic intervention
Disease Bone Mineral Density or Bone Mineral Content, regardless of the technique employed to assess it.  
Outcome A measure of muscle mass, muscle strength and/or physical performance, regardless of the method used to assess it or the site of the measurement of muscle mass and strength.